change of scenery

[ cheynjuhv see-nuh-ree ]

  1. a shift, usually temporary, from one’s ordinary surroundings to somewhere desirably different, as a shift from one’s daily routine in an office to a week’s vacation at the seashore: He’s been fly fishing every weekend since his doctor told him he needs a change of scenery.

Origin of change of scenery

First recorded in 1740–45

Words Nearby change of scenery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023